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Sony NEX new firmware: Hands-On Review by Luminous Landscape!


As you might know Sony officially announced a new firmware update for the [shoplink 3000]NEX-3[/shoplink] and [shoplink 3003]NEX-5[/shoplink] cameras (it will be available by mid-October). There will be also a new firmware upgrade for the NEX-VG10 camcorder in November. Luminous Landscape (Click here) had the chance to test the new firmware!
Interesting notes:
– “Once you work the updated camera for a few minutes it then doesn’t take long to realize that this is a camera reborn.”
– “This firmware update now allows setting the aperture during video shooting, if the mode is set to Aperture priority beforehand (or the Background Defocus control is used). You can’t set the aperture during filming, only beforehand, but at least you can.”
– AF with Sony SAM and SSM lenses: “I tried six different lenses and all autofocused fine, but I found that the AF speed ranged from about two to four seconds. I would therefore judge this to be one of those nice to have capabilities, but frankly not something that I would use often, and certainly not at all if the subject is moving.”

I agree with what they say here: “Well done Sony! From complaints to shipping firmware update in three months shows that there are execs at the company that are listening to end users, and who care. This won’t go unnoticed or unappreciated by the user community.“. So now let’s hope Sony is listen to us: We want the A77 and next FF as soon as possible! :)

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